October 19, 2017

An Undeniable Truth

• By John F. Chisholm • Humanity can no longer afford primitive thinking. Okay.  When we were Neanderthals fighting for survival, an 'Us versus Them' attitude was at least understandable.  Cave … [Read more...]

Idiot Lights

• By John F. Chisholm • My wife's Subaru has a 'Check Engine' warning light on the dashboard.  Very likely your car does, too.  The one in my wife's car came on this week.  Oh!  The joys! This … [Read more...]

The Passing Storm

•By John F. Chisholm• It's sleeting outside.  Really, that's phrasing it politely.  Quarter inch hail is mixing with sleet and freezing rain.  The wind is out of the northeast at a steady fifteen … [Read more...]

Ignorance Carries a Fearful Price

• By John F. Chisholm • We have dogs.  I've told you that.  In fact, we have a lot of dogs.  Having four or five home at any one time is nothing unusual.  Sometimes it's more.  Rarely is it any … [Read more...]

The Definition of Stubborn

• By John F. Chisholm • Putting this farm to bed every fall feels like more of an effort than it used to be.  The farm has grown, it's true.  Worse, I'm older.  Alas!  That's true, too. Some … [Read more...]

The Best Thing about the Hershey Car Show

• By John Chisholm • I went with an old friend to the Hershey, Pennsylvania Car Show last week. There were, of course, a lot of cars.  Many were rare, beautifully restored or exceptionally well … [Read more...]

The Art of Finishing

• By John F. Chisholm • These last two months I've been obsessing, completing a novel. Bear with me.  I need to analyze exactly what I'm saying.  I mean every word. Obsessing; I've met the … [Read more...]

Portrait of My Mother

• By John F. Chisholm • My younger sister, Helen, sent me a black and white photograph of our mother last week. It's one I've never seen before. That much is easily explained.  Mother died in … [Read more...]

The Most Disarming Compliment

• By John F. Chisholm • Kindness is the most disarming compliment. I don't normally take compliments well, either, I always wonder what I'm missing. It's a curious disability, not one I'd … [Read more...]

Safety Requires Effort

• By John Chisholm • Safety requires effort. I have an example.  It's convoluted, but accurate.  More importantly, it's true.  Please bear with me. My Land Rover has a 19-gallon fuel tank.  … [Read more...]